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Venture to the region’s bars and restaurants on Saturday, and you’ll likely come across specials on margaritas and mezcal, and partiers in ponchos and sombreros. That’s because for many in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo has become an excuse to party– with the festivities largely divorced from Mexican culture and the true meaning of the date. The holiday is one of several on the calendar that raises questions about cultural appropriation and authenticity. When, and how, is it appropriate to partake in other cultures’ holidays? Kojo explores the blurry line between celebration and stereotyping.
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